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What are some of the symptoms of a broken or sprained ankle?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ankle fracturesprain
Both have pain and a history of injury.
A fracture is most commonly confirmed on x-rays.

In brief: Ankle fracturesprain
Both have pain and a history of injury.
A fracture is most commonly confirmed on x-rays.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Symptoms of a broken ankle and a sprained ankle are very similar. They both include pain, swelling, bruising, and limited walking.
A broken ankle has the additional symptom of severe pain on weight bearing and thus typically one with a broken ankle will not put any weight on that foot or ankle.

In brief: Varies
Symptoms of a broken ankle and a sprained ankle are very similar. They both include pain, swelling, bruising, and limited walking.
A broken ankle has the additional symptom of severe pain on weight bearing and thus typically one with a broken ankle will not put any weight on that foot or ankle.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Symptoms
Both may present with swelling, pain, ecchymosis (black and blue color changes), and difficulty walking or putting weight on the ankle.
An x-ray is useful to determine the diagnosis.

In brief: Symptoms
Both may present with swelling, pain, ecchymosis (black and blue color changes), and difficulty walking or putting weight on the ankle.
An x-ray is useful to determine the diagnosis.
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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